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June 9, 1923

Orthopedic Surgery.

JAMA. 1923;80(23):1719. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640500061039

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This is a very readable and valuable work by two of the best known orthopedic surgeons of two great countries. With no intent to be facetious, we might remark that the text is truly a joint affair, the opinions of one and then the other running along smoothly throughout its pages, commonly agreeing in their ideas—else they would not have undertaken the work—but differing honestly in some things in which the opinions of each are given proper expression. The text is particularly pleasing in that the reader is given credit for knowing something about the subject, thus relieving him of much detail in nonessentials and particularly in differential diagnosis, in which no attempt is made to differentiate all the possible known pathologic conditions that might in some way vaguely suggest the condition under discussion. A few of the usual related conditions are considered, and the mind is left fresh to

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